Nan Whaley

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Nan Whaley
Mayor of Dayton, Ohio
Assumed office
January 4, 2014
Preceded by Gary Leitzell
Personal details
Born (1976-01-23) January 23, 1976 (age 45)
Mooresville, Indiana, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Sam
Alma mater University of Dayton
Wright State University
Website www.nanwhaley.com

Nan Whaley (born January 23, 1976) is the mayor of Dayton, Ohio having been elected in November 2013 following two City Commission terms.[1]

Personal life and education

Whaley grew up in Indiana, but has lived in Ohio since attending the University of Dayton, where she earned her B.S. in Chemistry. Whaley also has a M.P.A. from Wright State University where she previously served as an Adjunct Professor.[1] She is a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church and a graduate of Leadership Miami Valley.[2]

Career

Whaley was first elected to the Dayton City Commission in 2005, Nan was one of the youngest women ever chosen for a commission seat. Nan served on the Montgomery County Board of Elections and as a deputy to Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith.[3][2] Whaley was elected mayor of Dayton in 2013, winning 56 percent of the vote.[4] Before her election as Mayor she served on Greater Ohio’s Community Revitalization Committee, the Learn to Earn Executive Committee for Education, the Montgomery County Planning Commission and the Dayton Access Television Board of Trustees.[2]


Early in her political career Whaley, while in college, was instrumental in reorganizing the College Democrats and later served as Ohio Chair of the College Democrats.[2] Whaley is also a three time delegate to the Democratic National Convention, worked for John Kerry's presidential campaign, and served as a presidential elector.[1] Whaley is a potential future candidate for Congress.[5]

Mayorship

Accessibility

As a board member of the Bike Walk Dayton Committee, Whaley has taken significant steps towards making Dayton a bicycle friendly community. For instance, her administration oversaw the implementation of Dayton's first Bike Share program. [6] She is also a strong advocate for a county-wide landbank system to address the region’s housing crisis with a more regional approach and serves on the Montgomery County Landbank Board. [7]

Downtown Revitalization

Whaley has placed significant emphasis on reviving the economy and culture of the Downtown Dayton area. She has done so through drawing in over $200,000,000 in investment and in a refocus of the region into new ventures; she has focused especially on the Arcade Building. [8] As a result of some new renewal efforts, new businesses have begun to move into the downtown area, including a number of small businesses and startups. [9] [10] [11]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Mayor Nan Whaley". Cincinnati. Retrieved 9 January 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "About Nan". Nan Whaley for Dayton Mayor. Friends of Nan Whaley. Retrieved 28 February 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Kenney, Jerry (28 October 2013). "Whaley and Wagner Vie For Mayor". 91.3 WYSO. Retrieved 9 January 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Whaley wins Dayton mayor race, Williams and Mims to commission". Dayton Daily News. 5 November 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Livingston, Abby (9 January 2014). "Whither Ohio as the Ultimate House Battleground?". Roll Call. Retrieved 9 January 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Dayton's Bike Share Program Has Successful Start". WYSO. Retrieved 4 June 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Montgomery County Land Reutilization Corporation (MCLRC)". Montgomery County. Retrieved 4 June 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Dayton leaders look to breathe life into vacant buildings". WDTN. Retrieved 4 June 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Entrepreneur looks to bring startup downtown". Dayton Business Journal. Retrieved 4 June 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Entrepreneur to open frozen treat scoop shop in downtown Dayton". Dayton Business Journal. Retrieved 4 June 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "Downtown Dayton salon and spa to open next week". Dayton Business Journal. Retrieved 4 June 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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